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BLOSS C.A. Heroines of the Crusades


Sir John Froissart's Chronicles of England, France, Spain and the Ajoining Countries from the latter part of the reign of Edward II to the coronation of Henry IV in 12 volumes 

Chronicles of Enguerrand De Monstrelet (Sir John Froissart's Chronicles continuation) in 13 volumes 

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Heroines of the Crusades
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Germans to this day designate Italy. William the Con-queror was so muclr attached to the Romance Walloon, that he encouraged its literature among his subjects, and forced it on the English by means of rigorous enactments, in place of the ancient Saxon, which closely resembled the Norse of his own ancestors. Throughout the whole tract of country from Navarre to the dominions of the Dauphin of Auvergne, and from sea to sea, the Provençal language' was spoken—a language which combined the best points of French and Italian, and presented peculiar facilities for poetical composition. It was called the langue d'oc, the tongue of "yes" and " no ;" because, instead of " oui" and " non" of the rest of France, the affirmative and negative were " oc" and " no? The an-cestors of Eleanora were called par excellence—the Lords of " oc" and "no."—Queens of England, pp. 60-186. NOTE RR.—PAGE 122. " In a Province, fair."—This ballad is from the early English Metrical Romances. NOTE SS.—PAGE 127. " The Lady Petronilla."—The sister of the queen, the young Petronilla, whose beauty equalled that of her sister, and whose levity far surpassed it, cpuld find no single man in all France to bewitch with the spell of her fascinations, but chose to seduce Rodolph, Count of Yermandois, from his wife.—Queens of England, p. 189. NOTE TT.—-PAGE 130. "Abelard."—Ahelard, Peter, originally Abailard, a monk of the order of St. Benedict, equally famous for his learning and for his unfortunate love for Héloise, was born in 1079, near Nantes, in the little village of Palais, which was the property of his father, Berenger.—Encyclopedia. NOTE UU.—PAGE 132. "St. Bernard."—St. Bernard, born at Fontaines, in Bur- 474 NOTES.

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